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Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 04-24-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,923
Posted By rps
I noticed that the interface for the analog clock...

I noticed that the interface for the analog clock has checkboxes for "solid font" and "etched font"...

Should those two be a set of radio buttons, so that one or the other is selected, but not...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 04-23-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,036
Posted By rps
>>Guess I'll never know. You didn't try to...

>>Guess I'll never know.

You didn't try to right-click on it, did you?

<just kidding!="">[Just kidding!] ;-)

~Ralph S.

PS: Love the new background and clock options interfaces! ...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 03-27-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 53,154
Posted By rps
Would it be possible to make the sweep-second...

Would it be possible to make the sweep-second hand optional? (ie: hour & minute hands only)

Thanks,
~Ralph S.
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 03-27-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 53,154
Posted By rps
Couldn't you solve this by setting the very first...

Couldn't you solve this by setting the very first one to "on", and then disabling the on/off part of it? That would make it impossible to turn the first one "off". [Alternatively, you could just...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 11-25-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
[Bug: Unconfirmed] BUG: OS Power State Compliance
Views: 2,044
Posted By rps
Hopefully this will save you some time, so you...

Hopefully this will save you some time, so you can enjoy Thanksgiving instead of working on MA3... ;-)

Check out the WM_SYSCOMMAND notification and the SC_MONITORPOWER message.
...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 11-17-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 271,521
Posted By rps
How do you get access to the arcade? I get this...

How do you get access to the arcade? I get this message:

The administrator has disabled viewing of the arcade for your member group. If you feel this is a mistake please PM an administrator and...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 08-17-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,753
Posted By rps
As mention earlier, "Alt-F4" to close a...

As mention earlier, "Alt-F4" to close a window/application is standard windows behavior (and has been for a decade and a half). This key combination should work regardless of which mode the screen...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 08-07-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,570
Posted By rps
So what's the surprise? (Or are we still waiting...

So what's the surprise? (Or are we still waiting for it?)

~Ralph S.
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 07-24-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,449
Posted By rps
ROFL!

ROFL!
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 06-12-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,181
Posted By rps
Here's an idea: rather than trying to model the...

Here's an idea: rather than trying to model the starfish transitioning from a horizontal directly to a vertical surface (see fig1), perhaps you could mound the gravel against the glass (it looks...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 06-09-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,353
Posted By rps
Yes, but is that *really* an issue? It's not...

Yes, but is that *really* an issue? It's not like anybody will be looking at a TV hanging on the wall, and asking "Wow, is that a real aquarium? It's only 2" thick..."

I think that you could...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 05-22-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 32,364
Posted By rps
Wow - it's *really* nice! RS

Wow - it's *really* nice!

RS
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 03-09-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 271,521
Posted By rps
I think he means "blur" effect. ~Ralph...

I think he means "blur" effect.

~Ralph S.
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 03-06-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,760
Posted By rps
In this case "the software" means the...

In this case "the software" means the delivered/downloaded/purchased executable. The rest of it is "lawyer-speak" for "reverse engineering".



Because the other restrictions govern usage (how...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 02-25-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 120,955
Posted By rps
Do you need an algorithm for sorting a list? ...

Do you need an algorithm for sorting a list? (I've done this before, and it's fairly simple; only about 5 or 6 lines long.)

~Ralph S.
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 02-09-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,187
Posted By rps
Don't forget, you also have to change the program...

Don't forget, you also have to change the program settings to "Display Crystal". (If the crystal is not visible, pressing "C" will not have any effect.)

~Ralph
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 02-09-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 271,521
Posted By rps
Why has this gotten so complicated? The original...

Why has this gotten so complicated? The original request (fairly reasonable, IMHO) was "would it be possible for MA3 to pick up the user's time/calendar settings?" [emphasis added]

There is...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 02-01-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 271,521
Posted By rps
For what it's worth, I wrote a simple test...

For what it's worth, I wrote a simple test program to show a moving second hand, including a checkbox to make it sweep or tick; it's "secondHand.exe" and can be downloaded from...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 02-01-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 271,521
Posted By rps
Actually, having thought about it, you don't...

Actually, having thought about it, you don't really want to call trig functions on every refresh cycle, because they're time-consuming, and very expensive (in terms of clock cycles). If I were doing...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 02-01-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 271,521
Posted By rps
Why are you figuring milliseconds since the last...

Why are you figuring milliseconds since the last screen refresh? The angle of the second hand (in degrees, with 0 deg = straight up [12 o'clock]) would be:

getSystemTime(systemTime)
numsecs =...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 02-01-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 271,521
Posted By rps
What can I say? I just like the old clock from...

What can I say? I just like the old clock from MA2.6 better! :)

However, since you've already done the hard part, it should be relatively easy to add a checkbox to the clock configuration tab,...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 01-31-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 271,521
Posted By rps
Hmmm... seems that the numbers on the clock are a...

Hmmm... seems that the numbers on the clock are a "constant"; you could, in theory, put moving clock hands on the face of any .png file... (including one supplied by the user)

That said, I think...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 01-27-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,031
Posted By rps
Are you sure that you have DirectX9 installed? I...

Are you sure that you have DirectX9 installed? I seem to recall reading somewhere that Vista/Windows 7 only install DirectX10 by default, and 10 is NOT backward compatible with 9. (e.g: Having X10...
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 01-27-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 102,126
Posted By rps
No problems here. (Vista Ultimate on Dell XPS...

No problems here. (Vista Ultimate on Dell XPS M1530; Note: UAC disabled)

~Ralph S.
Forum: Marine Aquarium 3 for Windows 01-26-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,989
Posted By rps
I still remember the first computer that I ever...

I still remember the first computer that I ever programmed on; a Commodore PET (http://oldcomputers.net/pet2001.html) that only had 8K total RAM. :D

(Also had a "Chiclets" keyboard and cassette...
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